Schools need to develop a balanced school curriculum so as to provide an all-round education for their students. Arts education is one of the five essential areas in the overall aim of education set out by the Education Commission: "To enable every person to attain all-round development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics according to his/her own attributes so that he/she is capable of life-long learning, critical and exploratory thinking, innovating and adapting to change.
Overall Aims of Arts Curriculum
The Arts Education curriculum aims to help students:
develop creativity, critical thinking and communication skills, and nurture aesthetic sensitivity and cultural awareness;
develop arts skills, construct knowledge, and cultivate positive values and attitudes;
gain delight, enjoyment and satisfaction through participating in arts activities; and
pursue a lifelong interest in the arts.